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  • FIFA 2018 and Bitcoin among 2017’s Main Spam and Phishing Topics

    18 February 2018

    MOSCOW - According to Kaspersky Lab’s “Spam and phishing in 2017” report, criminals have been following a global agenda and have been using hot topics such as FIFA 2018 and Bitcoin to fool users and steal their money or personal information in the last 12 months.   Spammers have shown themselves to be thoughtful actors, instantly monitoring global issues and major events around ....

  • Kaspersky Lab Comes Together with ITU-T to Strengthen IoT Security

    18 February 2018

    MOSCOW - In January 2018, a new international standard on “Security capabilities supporting safety of the Internet of Things” (Recommendation ITU-T Y.4806) officially came into play. Recommendation ITU-T Y.4806 was developed by Study Group 20 “Internet of things (IoT) and smart cities and communities” of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T).    According to ....

  • Dell Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies® for 2018

    15 February 2018

    ROUND ROCK, Texas - Dell Inc. announced in a press release that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies.   This is the fifth consecutive year Dell has been recognized. It is one of only three honorees in the technology industry, underscoring ....

  • HP Accelerates Democratization of 3D Printing

    12 February 2018

    PALO ALTO, Ca. - HP Inc. announced in a press release that it expanded its 3D printing portfolio with the introduction of its new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers, the industry’s first 3D printing technology to enable manufacturers to produce engineering-grade, functional parts in full color, black or white – with voxel control – in a fraction of the time of ....

  • Huawei Cuts a New Milestone in the 5G Italian Project Bari Matera

    12 February 2018

    TURIN, Italy - After the kick off on November 8th 2017, TIM-Fastweb-Huawei consortium that won the 5G trial in Bari and Matera called by the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) on the 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum frequencies foreseen by the announcement, marks a new important milestone. Speed of connection, latency and efficiency in the use of the spectrum were the indicators object of the test ....

  • CAAS and Thales Collaborate to Develop Next Generation Air Traffic Management Technologies

    8 February 2018

    LA DÉFENSE, France - The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Thales have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on developing new concepts of operations for air traffic management (ATM), as well as the next generation of ATM technologies. According to Thales, the MoU was signed by Kevin Shum, Director-General, CAAS, and Alex Cresswell, Thales Executive Vice ....

  • Abu-Ghazaleh: ASCA-Jordan Issues Arabic Version of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards 2016 Handbook

    4 February 2018

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   AMMAN  - HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Arab Society of Certified Accountants (ASCA -Jordan) announced the issuance of the Arabic version of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Handbook (IPSAS) 2016.   Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh affirmed that ASCA -Jordan is committed to furthering the development of both accounting and ....

  • Apple Teams with Malala Fund to Support Girls’ Education

    24 January 2018

    LONDON - Apple and Malala Fund announced that Apple will become the fund’s first Laureate partner, enabling a significant expansion of Malala’s effort to support girls’ education and advocate for equal opportunity. Led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Malala Fund champions every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education, according to a press release by ....

  • HomePod Arrives February 9

    23 January 2018

    CUPERTINO, California - HomePod, the innovative wireless speaker from Apple, arrives in stores beginning Friday, February 9 and is available to order online this Friday, January 26 in the US, UK and Australia. HomePod will arrive in France and Germany this spring, according to Apple.   HomePod delivers stunning audio quality wherever it’s placed — in any room in the house, playing any ....

  • Leading European Technical Colleges Adopt Apple’s Everyone Can Code Initiative

    21 January 2018

    LONDON - Apple announced in a press release that 70 colleges and universities in Europe have adopted Everyone Can Code, a comprehensive program designed by Apple to help everyone learn to build mobile apps. These colleges and universities are adopting Apple’s App Development with Swift curriculum, helping to create opportunities for all students and equipping them with the skills they ....

  • Abu-Ghazaleh and Microsoft Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement for Transformation into a Digital Community

    8 January 2018

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   AMMAN- Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) and Microsoft Jordan signed a cooperation agreement for conducting studies and finding solutions for digital transformation in many fields.    The agreement was signed by HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh and Mr. Hussein Malhas, CEO of Microsoft-Jordan, at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University headquarters.     Both ....

  • CBP Releases Updated Border Search of Electronic Device Directive and FY17 Statistics

    7 January 2018

    WASHINGTON - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released an update to the agency’s Directive governing Border Searches of Electronic Devices. This Directive, which supersedes the previous directive released in August 2009, enhances the transparency, accountability and oversight of electronic device border searches performed by CBP.   “In this digital age, border searches of ....

  • Jordan Leads 88 Countries in the World on the Entrepreneurship Index

    7 January 2018

    AMMAN - The Information and Communications Technology Association (Int@J) commended the Kingdom’s advanced level of the entrepreneurship index for 2018, where Jordan was ahead of 88 countries in the world, ranking 49th globally in the entrepreneurship index based on the Global Entrepreneurship Development Institute. Accordingly, “Int@j” declared in a statement that Jordan advanced to ....

  • Abu-Ghazaleh Commends the Role of Engineers Association in the Kingdom

    4 January 2018

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   AMMAN - HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh highly commended the role exerted by the Jordan Engineers Association (JEA) stating that engineers are the cornerstone of  the  industrial, technological and construction transformation in the Kingdom.    Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh received a delegation representing the Association including President of the JEA Eng. Majed ....

  • House of Representatives and TAG sign MOU for Smart Applications

    31 December 2017

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   AMMAN - Jordan House of Representatives and Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the provision of various professional and training courses by TAG -Org to the staff of the House.    The MoU was signed by Speaker of the House HE Atef Tarawneh and Chairman of TAG-Org HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, at the headquarters ....

  • Cybercriminals Use Pirated Software to Secretly Infect PCs for Cryptocurrency Mining

    24 December 2017

    MOSCOW - Kaspersky Lab researchers have identified a fraud scheme where mining software was distributed and secretly installed on users’ PCs through pirated software commonly used for work and entertainment, such as photo and text editors, etc. According to Kaspersky, the PCs were then exploited for the creation of cryptocurrencies, with all profits going to the ....

  • WTO, World Economic Forum and eWTP Launch Joint Public-Private Dialogue to Open Up E-commerce for Small Business

    14 December 2017

    GENEVA - A new initiative designed to drive public-private dialogue on e-commerce was launched on December 11 by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Economic Forum and the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP). According to the Organization, the initiative, entitled ‘Enabling E-commerce’, aims to bring together leading voices from governments, businesses and other ....

  • E-government Committee, TAGKF Discusses Obstacles for Implementing e-government

    13 December 2017

    Special to TAG-IT News Agency   AMMAN- One of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum (TAGKF)’s committees, The E-government Committee, held numerous meetings to discuss means and barriers for the complete application of e-government at various institutions and departments.     The committee stressed the significance of digital government services for the elimination of administrative ....

  • Apple and Chicago Join Forces to Bring Coding Opportunities to City’s Students

    13 December 2017

    CHICAGO - Apple announced in a press release that it is working with the city of Chicago to bring coding opportunities to Chicago’s nearly 500,000 students through a citywide expansion of Apple’s Everyone Can Code program.   The initiative in Chicago was designed in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago, local businesses ....

  • Dubai Customs Signs Agreement to Provide IT Expertise to Dubai Municipality

    3 December 2017

    DUBAI - In fulfilment of Smart Dubai initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and to enhance ties amongst government departments of Dubai, Dubai Customs signed a cooperation agreement with Dubai Municipality which will see it provide the Municipality with methodology and mechanisms adopted at ....